Vocab Unit 9

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Vocab Unit 9
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  1. n: a shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
    acclamation
  2. adj: characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral
    bucolic
  3. v: to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
    calumniate
  4. adj: extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow; reserved, diffident
    chary
  5. n: secret agreement or cooperation
    collusion
  6. n: a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way
    adj: superficial
    dilettante
  7. adj: not easily excited; emotionally steady
    imperturbable
  8. n: an enlargement, increase, addition
    increment
  9. n: an authoritative command, formal order, authorization
    v: to issue such an order
    mandate
  10. adj: trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy
    paltry
  11. n: a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
    paroxysm
  12. n: a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details
    pedantry
  13. n: the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
    peregrination
  14. adj: fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura
    redolent
  15. adj: shining, radiant, resplendent
    refulgent
  16. n: a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism
    shibboleth
  17. n: a beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill
    tyro
  18. adj: not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless
    unremitting
  19. v: to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
    vacillate
  20. adj: harshly abusive, severely scolding
    vituperative

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